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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Budapest Festival Orchestra-February 12, 2017




Celebrity Series of Boston presents

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Symphony Hall 

 February 12, 2017



Iván Fischer            conductor

Richard Goode      piano

Beethoven      Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Opus 21
Beethoven      Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Opus 58
                                         
                                      Intermission 

Beethoven       Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67


Maestro Fischer invited 36 students from New England Conservatory to perform with the orchestra for the final movement. What an amazing opportunity for these very talented students!

Many of us braved the blizzard conditions to attend this performance. We were well rewarded with a glorious, rich experience!








The Café at Symphony Hall was very busy before the performance and during intermission. We enjoyed the euphoria of attending the concert despite hazardous weather conditions.




Jeffrey Gantz for the Boston Globe-Click

Aaron Keebaugh writes for Boston Classical Review-Click

Matthew Heck writes for the The Boston Musical Intelligencer-Click 

Budapest Festival Orchestra International Tour-Click

NY Times Michael Cooper reviews 2 performances at Lincoln Center. He also writes that Maestro Fischer has become known as a voice of tolerance and inclusion. He has taken his orchestra to play in abandoned synagogoues in Hungarian towns whose Jewish populations were killed off in WWII. Click  

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